M. Dean Dull

Obituary of M. Dean Dull

M. Dean Dull, 73, of South Pasadena, Florida, has watched his last sunset and joined his parents, Barbara and Orville Dull, brother Larry, lifelong friend Jan LaCroix, and his dog Buddy in Heaven. Dean was born on March 5, 1945 in Midland, MI to Barbara (Valdean Peavey) and Orville Dull.  He graduated from Midland High School in 1963 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in education with a major in social studies from Central Michigan University. He married Janet Hovey in 1965.  He is survived by their four children, Brent, Jason, Sean, and Brooke.

He is survived by his grandchildren Riley, Chelsea, Bailey, Ashlea, Zoe, Brandon, Mac, Avery, Gavin, and Grace, and his brothers Bryan and Stan as well many nieces and nephews. 

Dean is remembered as the life of the party, a generous and kind friend, a free spirit, ready for anything. He enjoyed watching his teams, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Buccaneers, horse racing, sunset on his balcony, and a cold Busch Light in the company of his lifelong friends.  He was an eclectic art collector. A native of Michigan, Dean created a second family of close friends in Florida, where he resided for over three decades. His closest friends included Allen McHargue, Bo Tice, Judy Smith, Beth Durner, and Ruth Angle and many, many others. Dean will be remembered for his laughter and big smile.

Dean was the former director of Admissions at Ultimate Medical Academy. He began his career as a high school government and economics teacher. He spent some years as executive director of the newly formed Sugar Springs development in Gladwin, MI. He was passionate about helping young people find their place and their way in the world. 

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. The family is establishing a scholarship endowment in Dean’s name. In lieu of flowers, they suggest a donation to the endowment. Funds can be donated via https://www.gofundme.com/dean-dull-scholarship-endowment

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